Join Women.Tech for our first event of 2011! Our inaugural event is a special one as we launch the year with a special guest.
Friday, February 11, 2011 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (ET), Dana Mauriello, Co-Founder and President of Profounder.com, joins us from Los Angelos to share her experience and insights into being a female founder of a major website.
“We want to see a world in which all people are empowered to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship.” ProFounder was created to ensure all entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need through the engagement of robust, supportive communities. [I]nstead, we believe that communities can be the best source for the energy, encouragement, tools and capital small business entrepreneurs need to succeed.
Profounder.com was recently a feature story on TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/30/profounder-launches-to-help-small-businesses-crowdsource-fundraising/) and is the brainchild of Dana Mauriello and fellow biz school grad, Jessica Jackley, who also created Kiva.org. Using technology to crowdsource fundraising efforts is the new trend in startup fundraising.
Dana is hugely supportive of Women.Tech and has agreed to take time out of her NY trip to be a part of this event.
Founder Friday will begin at 11:30am with networking and a buffet lunch. After settling in, an informal question and answer session will be facilitated by Monica Beeman. Have a question you want to ask Dana? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.